It’s not a stretch to say that without our client support team, our clients would not receive the exceptional and friendly service the firm is so well known for. We are really proud of our lawyer’s achievements and you will work alongside those who are absolutely at the top of their game – making headlines is not unusual at Burges Salmon.

If you have ever been curious about the inner workings of a law firm, join our client support team and we can guarantee you an unrivalled insight and fascinating perspective.

No day will ever be the same – you will (effortlessly) jump between tasks and juggle an interesting workload, supporting our lawyers with administration and coordination of legal documents and files.

What do we offer you?

  • The opportunity to work with some of the UK’s leading lawyers on genuinely interesting and often groundbreaking work.
  • A collaborative and friendly environment. We respect and recognise every single one of our people for what they do.
  • A brilliant reward package including a firm-wide bonus scheme, discounted local gym membership and a Group Personal Pension Plan with a matching contribution from the firm of up to five per cent of your salary.
  • Genuine and transparent career development opportunities.

Application process

Client support team application process 

We recruit Legal Team Administrators every 3 months and applications open on 1 April, 1 July, 1 October and 1 January.

The process is simple and is designed for you to assess whether we are right for you as much as the other way round! 

What makes a good client support team member?

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • A great team player

You don't need:

  • Law firm experience
  • Huge amounts of administration experience – we are committed to giving our people the best training.


1. What makes Burges Salmon’s client support team different to other firms?

A genuine career path and a willingness to innovate and flex. Our client support team members are often drafted in to support in other areas of the firm so if you are interested, there are opportunities to learn about business professional areas as well as the legal departments.

2. How does your flexible and hybrid working policies apply to client support team?

Our client support team are one of the groups who we ideally would like to base in the Bristol office for the majority of their working week. Whilst we want people to have access to hybrid working opportunities, it is also important to be honest and up front, as a lot of the work does require access to specific equipment on site or physical paperwork.

3. Can I be an aspiring lawyer and apply to CST?

Yes! We recognise that there are a huge variety of routes into law and being a member of the client support team doesn’t rule you out of applying for training contracts. You might like to review our other Apprenticeship opportunities to ensure you are applying for the right role for you.

4. I don’t have any legal knowledge or experience, is that a barrier to my application?

Absolutely not! The vast majority of our client support team joined us with no prior legal knowledge. Some administration experience might be beneficial but even that is no match for enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

5. I worry I might be overqualified, could this be an issue when applying for this role?

No! Our client support team join us from a huge range of backgrounds and progress at difference speeds through the levels. You might like to review the job board to make sure you are not missing out on a role that more closely matches your skills.

6. What is it like to work with lawyers?

Fascinating, interesting, challenging – all words that have been used to describe our lawyers. We have heard that the legal sector can be intimidating but we are here to reassure you that whilst we work hard, we are fiercely proud of our collaborative and friendly culture. Have a look at our Working at Burges Salmon page for more insight.

7. I’m interested in applying but you are not currently accepting applications – what do you advise?

As explained in the Application process section we run our selection events every three months. This gives us enough time to recruit and onboard people before starting the next process. If you have just missed an application deadline, get in touch with Jess or register for job alerts.